excel 2010 issues

Microsoft office most popular program is MS Excel.  It is the foundational program of Microsoft Office suite. This is widely used Reporting and Data Analysis application nowadays. Microsoft had released various versions of Excel time to time, for better performance and more enhanced features.

Today, here in this article we are going to describe Microsoft most popular version – Excel 2010 and its common issues.  Excel 2010 is the spreadsheet application in the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. This is highly advanced and has many enhanced features in it. In Excel 2010 users can easily organize, analyze, chart data and perform crucial data calculation.

MS Excel 2010 is very popular version and is widely used by the office as well as business sectors.  But despite its popularity and advancement, there are some common known issues encountered by the Excel 2010 users in daily life. Here, know the top 5 issues in Excel 2010 application and its fixes as well.

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Top 5 common Excel 2010 Problems


1. Excel 2010 not responding, hangs, freezes or stops working


This is the common problem faced by the Excel 2010 users. Many Excel users are found reporting in forums “Excel not responding” error or Excel hangs or freezes when you launch Excel, open a file or save a file.

The hanging, freezing or not responding to issues with Excel 2010, might occur due to many unexpected reasons here in this article we have described some of the common reasons.


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  • Due to outdated antivirus software or another program conflict with Excel.
  • If the latest updates are not installed.
  • Excel program is in use by another process.
  • The previously installed add-in interferes with Excel.
  • Also due to advanced troubleshooting.

These are common reason due to which Excel 2010 hang, freeze or show not responding error. Here follow the solution how to troubleshoot Excel 2010 issues.




Well, to fix the hang, freeze or not respond error in Excel 2010 it is recommended to download and install the latest update. Installing important, recommended, and optional updates can often fix problems by replacing the outdated files and fixing vulnerabilities.

So, install the latest office updates and get rid of the hanging, freezing and not responding error in Excel 2010.


2. Excel 2010 Printing Issues


This is another issue commonly faced by Excel 2010 users. The issue occurs when the user tries to print from a selected area within a spreadsheet it creates a page break for each and every cell, while the users fit the selection to print on one page. And every time the user tries to scale the image it provides a margin error.

Well, this is a very annoying problem here know the common causes and the solution to resolve the Excel 2010 printing error.




It is found that problem occurs due to the given conditions:

  • Due to the corrupted printer driver.
  • Or the user is not having default printer driver.




To fix the error it is recommended to update the printer driver and also try using different printer driver as the default printer driver. To do so follow the steps given:

  1. First, open the Add Printer dialog box:
    • In Windows Vista: Click on Start > click Printers.
    • In Windows 7: Click on Start, > click Devices and Printers.
  1. Now, click Add a printer.
    1. Add a new printer:
      1. In the Add Printer box, > click on Add a local printer.
      2. And click Use an existing port, > click Next.
      3. Now, in the Manufacturer list > click Microsoft.
      4. Click Microsoft XPS Document Writer, > click Next.
      5. After that click Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended) > Next.
      6. Click to select the Set as the default printer check box, > click Next.
      7. Lastly, click Finish.


  1. Check changing printer drivers fixes the issue:
    1. Open the spreadsheet in Excel 2010.
    2. Click File > click the Print tab > click the Print icon.


3. Content is Unreadable. Open and Repair


This is the common error faced by the Excel 2010 users while opening an XlsxWriter file and get the error message:  


Excel found unreadable content in .xls 2010 do you want to recover the contents of this workbook


This irritating error in Excel’s default warning for any validation error in the XML used for the components of the XLSX file, it is found that the content is an unreadable error is faced due to the corruption of the entire Excel file, or due to the corruption of one or more object in the Excel file.

However, there are possible manual solutions that help to troubleshoot the error in the Excel. To follow the complete fixes,


Visit: FIX: Excel Found Unreadable Content In Filename .xls Error


4. Excel 2010 Added formulas Performance Issues


The slow performance issue is being reported by the Excel 2010 users. The formulas that have a reference for an entire column can create performance issues in XLSX Excel formats. Generally, the formulas that have a reference for an entire column might create the performance issues in XLSX Excel formats. This is faced due to the grown column size in latest Excel 2010.

To fix the issue in Excel 2010 users need to modify the slow-calculating worksheets to calculate tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times faster. To do so change the calculation modes, from automatic calculation mode to manual calculation mode, doing this will help you to avoid the slow the performance issue in Excel 2010 due to added formulas.


5. Excel 2010 Pasting Error


Excel 2010 pasting error is very irritating error faced by the users while pasting data from one Excel document to another from time to time.

This error is not faced with the very document but in considered with several Excel documents. Users are getting the error message The information that you are trying to paste does not match the cell format (Date, Currency, Text, or other formats) for the cells in the column.”

The main reason for getting the error is not identified. However to fix pasting error in Excel 2010, follow the solution given:




While trying to paste a large amount of information, ensure that the cell format for the cells in the column matches the format of the information, that you are pasting and after that paste the information one column at a time.

Or else you can also change the cell format for a column to resolve the error.

Follow the steps to do so: 

  1. First click the column heading (A, B, C, and so on) for the column that is needed to be changed.
  2. Then on the Home tab > click the Number Format
  3. After that, click the cell format that matches the information you tries to paste into the column.

Hope that the given solutions will help you to fix the common Excel 2010 errors, but if after following the solutions given you are still facing the error then, in this case, make use of the automatic solution to fix the errors and start using your Excel 2010 application without any hassle.

Automatic Solution: MS Excel Repair Tool


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Final Verdict:


Thanks for reading the article. I tried my best to cover the complete information about the common Excel 2010 issues and its resolution. So, if you are using Excel 2010 then check the issues and also follow the solutions to fix it.

In case you have any additional workarounds that proved successful or questions concerning the ones presented, do tell us in the comments or you can visit the Repair MS Excel Ask Question 

Good Luck….

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